Dr. and Mrs. Gene Geld of Elkins Park announce the marriage of their daughter, Karen Meredith, to Benjamin Venancio Sanchez, son of Dr. and Mrs. Peter Sanchez of Glenside.

    The destination wedding took place on June 25 on the beach in Playa Paraiso, Mexico.

    Rabbi Joseph M. Forman of Or Chadash officiated.

    Bridesmaids were Heather Marissa Soloff and Jillian Ashley Geld, sisters of the bride.

    Sean Gargan was the best man. Groomsmen included John Pickering, uncle of the groom; Patrick Finley; and Patrick Francis.

    Also in attendance was the groom's sister, Maria Sanchez-Jadach.

    The fathers of the bride and groom witnessed the signing of the ketubah.

    Karen is the granddaughter of the late Jerrie and Louis Geld of Philadelphia, and the late Else and Hugo Heilbronn, also of Philadelphia. Benjamin is the grandson of the late Mary and Venancio Sanchez of Reading; and the late John and Helen Pickering of Forty Fort, Pa.

    After a honeymoon in Playa Paraiso, the couple lives near Philadelphia, where Karen is an associate in the business and finance department of Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP, and Ben is an associate in the real estate department of Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll LLP.